Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jalpaiguri : Jurassic Park and Lost World


Sitting on a Park Bench


Topiary


This Was : The Jalpaiguri Club


Sunset over the Teesta River


Three Friends

These are pictures I took on a visit to Jalpaiguri town. This town came up when tea was planted in the region in the nineteenth century. It was almost destroyed when the Teesta River flooded it in 1968. Businesses moved out and relocated to Siliguri. Jalpaiguri is still the headquarters of the district administration, and the 'official' quarter of the town is full of colonial buildings. The Teesta flows to its south now, behind an embankment.

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24 comments:

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Simply beautiful!

flowergirl said...

Just wow!

Kamini said...

Beautiful. What became of the Jalpaiguri Club?

Anna said...

I love, love, love that sunset picture! They're all great, but that one just got me.w

Larry D said...

Wonderful series of photos, the last two were amazing!

Coloradolady said...

Wow. Great photos. Loved them.

Indrani said...

You know? I have been to all these places, almost a decade back. Your pictures and descriptions always gives me goosebumps and i miss these places terribly.

Thanks for these shots!

Yen said...

WOW! I love the first photo! Very nice shot!~

Mine is, HERE. See yah!

Tabib said...

Beautiful sky reflexion

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

I love all of these shots!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love all your shots but I think the first one is my favourite.

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Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

I love these photos, especially the bottom two. Very, very beautiful. Happy SWF!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Gowri, all the way from Australia

I'm very familiar with the Teesta as I went to school in Darjeeling.

Your camera skills are great.

Darla said...

Very nice.

fishing guy said...

Gowri: That first photo is just beautiful.

Varjoyrtti said...

So beautiful photos! I liked. Greetings from Finland and have a nice weekend.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

the first photograph is simply beautiful...love the reflection.

have a good weekend.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh that is one nice set of photos, love the reflections on the water

Colin Campbell said...

Great post. I love that first shot.

Kay said...

I especially love your reflection shot. Very lovely! Have a great weekend.

Tuga7 said...

Very impressive shots, great captures.

kallu said...

Lovely gowri. I like the first and the last and your title. Lost world alright.

indicaspecies said...

Jalpaiguri. I recall hearing this name when I landed in Bagdogra on my way to Kalimpong for onward journey during my trip to Sikkim. Interesting to read about it. You've got some fabulous photographs here!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Classic cover picture